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File #: 20-1388    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Department Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/22/2019 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 1/28/2020 Final action: 1/28/2020
Title: Approval of the Annual Investment Policy Statement for the City of Santa Clara, its Agencies and Corporations [Council Pillar: Enhance Community Engagement and Transparency]
Attachments: 1. Council Policy 017 Investment Policy - Annual Statement, 2. Investment Policy 2020
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Approval of the Annual Investment Policy Statement for the City of Santa Clara, its Agencies and Corporations [Council Pillar: Enhance Community Engagement and Transparency]

Report
BACKGROUND
Council Policy 017 Investment Policy: Annual Statement provides the framework and guidance for managing the City's investment portfolio. The City's Investment Policy expands on the Council Policy framework by providing further guidance and processes.

Section 904 of the City Charter states that the Director of Finance is required to have custody of all investments and invested funds of the City government, or in possession of such government in a fiduciary capacity, and have the safe-keeping of all bonds and notes of the City and the receipt and delivery of City bonds and notes for transfer, registration or exchange. In accordance with Government Code ?53646, City Council adopted an investment policy and the Director of Finance brings that policy to Council on an annual basis, particularly highlighting any changes to the policy, for consideration and approval by Council. In addition, the Investment Policy itself (Section P) requires annual approval by Council.

The Investment Policy is a written document that governs the selection of investments and provides staff with guidance for consistent, informed investment decision making. The policy is reviewed and updated regularly in order to encourage prudent investment decisions and to stay compliant with State and Federal laws.

DISCUSSION
The City's Investment Policy is continually monitored to determine if periodic updates are necessary. As part of this review, staff is not recommending any substantive changes to the Investment Policy.
The approved Investment Policy will be included in the City of Santa Clara Council Policy Manual as Council Policy 017 (Attachment 1) and published on the City's website.

The Investment Policy (Attachment 2) as submitted is in compliance with...

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